AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

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AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Syed Adnan » April 27th, 2012, 4:13 pm

These are amazing bulbuous plants which bloom in the mid of hot summer MAY-JUNE in my zone, i manage to get two bulbs two years back, they are not multiplying but blooming profoundly during summer and there foilage is also amazing making them one of the preffered & best plans of summer. Highly recommended by me to everone in PAKISTAN moreover please if anybody knows the technique to multiply them.
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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by khabbab » April 27th, 2012, 4:26 pm

Very beautiful and well suited to hot summer of lahore. Brig arif is growing these for some time and he should be able to give you some suggestion to multiply.
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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Izhar » April 27th, 2012, 4:48 pm

They multiply very easily in ground..

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Syed Adnan » April 27th, 2012, 7:09 pm

i keep them in pots and lift them in winter and keep them in store, then plant them again in April, they bloom in May/june but never multiply till now :cry:

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by AhmadIrfan » April 27th, 2012, 7:18 pm

Is this also called the African ball Lilly??

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by aykhan » April 27th, 2012, 8:51 pm

It's called Scadoxus. I'm trying it for the first time.

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Syed Adnan » April 28th, 2012, 12:12 am

it has many names Foot Ball Lilly or African Blood Lilly or Powderpuff Lilly or Scadoxus. It is a very easy growing plant and to my surprise it is not much popular.

AYKHAN do post the result of your try, goodluck !

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 28th, 2012, 8:18 am

HAEMANTHUS MULTIFLORUS is the correct name, it is also called Scarlet Star Burst, (library photos)
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Last year they were in ground,this year in pots. Every time I pull them out there are some babies, which take two more years to bloom.

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by aykhan » April 28th, 2012, 9:29 am

Brief saheb this is the information I got from plantzafrica.com about the scadoxus versus heamanthus debate

The spectacular paintbrush lily is one of South Africa's most striking bulbous plants. Growing naturally in shady areas in coastal bush, ravines and forest, it can be found in the northern provinces, Free State, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape; with its distribution extending to Tropical Africa. This species is quite variable and a number of different forms occur throughout its distribution range. There are nine species of Scadoxus, of which three (S.puniceus, S.multiflorus and S.membranaceus) occur in South Africa. Closely related to Haemanthus, Scadoxus was separated in order to distinguish those plants with elongated stems (Scadoxus) from those with broad, stemless leaves (Haemanthus). The paintbrush lily was formerly known as Haemanthus magnificus. The name Scadoxus is derived from "doxus" meaning glory or splendour, and punicues means crimson, scarlet or purple.

I am growing scadoxus pucineus magnificus and haemanthus albiflos, coccineus and humilis. So far no sprouts on coccineus and humilis the two types of haemanthus which are summer dormant. Albiflos is perennial and has started to sprout and the scadoxus seems to be doing alright too.

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Re: AFRICAN BLOOD LILLY

Post by Syed Adnan » September 16th, 2014, 1:42 am

and after 2 years .......
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